April 26, 2024

Sandalwood Amber

Hello!  I hope you are all having an amazing week! As we head on into the weekend I wanted to share my latest OBSESSION ! Like..... I don't think you guys understand how much I love this. I recently got a room fragrance spray from Antica Farmacista and I can't believe I've lived so long without buying one. I picked up the Sandalwood Amber which is a warmer scent. For those interested here are the notes: 
Top:  Balkan Peony, Bergamot, Sicilian Lemon
Mid:  Lavender, African Violet, Cashmere Accord
Base: Tunisian Amber, Vanilla Bean, Sandalwood, Tobacco
I unexpectedly picked it up from FIORI Oakville, a  flower shop (who also happens to be Antica Farmacista's main distributor in the GTA) and was instantly hooked.  I know Sandalwood (and woodsy scents) tend to lean more on the masculine side in terms of fragrance.  And yes I would say it leans more masculine when you first spray but it, but it quickly disperses and evolves into a warm soft Amber with a hint of vanilla. It's very lovely, soft and complex.  The best way I can describe is that it's an old feminine scent without it being floral. Like a 1930s actress got ready and then walked out of the room and all that was left was her scent. 
If you are not a fan of warm fragrances and prefer something fruity or floral, Antica Farmacista has TONS of difference fragrances. You could even have two, one for the warmer months and one for the cooler months, that would really help separate the seasons (oooh wait I kinda love that).

I have been looking for a room fragrance for a couple of months. I feel like it adds a little something to the atmosphere and almost creates an experience.  Like when you are getting ready for a big night out and you are surrounded but the scent of your perfume. I like to spray this when I was styling outfits, or filming videos, editing... basically if I am spending time extra time in a room I'll spray it lol. The scent is long lasting but its very soft and not overpowering. I honestly could't recommend it more !  

April 21, 2024

My New 1930s haircut

I finally did it !  I chopped off my hair ! This is probably the shortest my hair has ever been. I've been toying with the idea of cutting my hair this short for a few months now, but I was worried about how it would look on me. After seeing the wave of "modern girls" cutting their hair short, especially on the red carpet and instagram, I decided to just got for it! Short hair is having such a moment this year! I, of course, looked to the past for inspiration and looked to the 1930s, especially Ginger Rogers. I went with a pretty drastic U shape cut to get the look I wanted, and know that it will grow nicely into a 1940s hairstyle near the end of the summer. I'm excited for this short hair era and to style it with hats and accessories! 
If you want to see more of this look and also to hear about my inspiration check out the video below. 

April 19, 2024

Lunching At Daphne

I had the most incredible lunch at Daphne! It was my first time eating there, and it's now on my list of favourite restaurants in the city. Located at 67 Richmond street W, right in the financial district. I took my mom out to lunch and we both loved it ! You walk in and you are greeted by a hostess in a curtained lobby adorned with photos of beach goers from the 30s-50s (Small detail, but I love vintage fashion). Then you enter the great room which is beautiful! With grand arches and  a row of tables in the middle. There are a few different rooms/sections but they all work perfectly together. The side of the main room is a beautiful orange with small tables that create more intimate space (perfect for a date). There is also a brighter section at the front of the restaurant with large windows where you can see the city. The whole restaurant has this beautiful cream/black/grey floor that I loved. Hidden in the back there is a bar/lounge room with curved walls and tree decals. This Article from Canadian interiors showcases the inside of the restaurant perfectly. My mom and I sat at one of the tables in the middle in the main room. The booth had black and white stripes which looked amazing against the beautiful floors. Its no wonder Daphne won the 2023 gold key award for excellence in hospitality design in the restaurant fine dining category. 
Now lets get into the food: I ordered the Spaghetti Ubriachi, which has a red wine sauce with tomato, basil and parmesan. It was INCREDIBLE! My mom had the Burger which has caramelized onions, aged cheddar and comes with fries. She loved her meal and couldn't stop raving about it (I of course had to take a bite and it was delicious!). I ordered an americano, and for dessert they were kind enough to gift us a Mille Feuille. Which consists of puff pastry, vanilla rum cream, walnuts and caramelized banana.... Another incredible dish!  
But Beautiful design and delicious food aside, something that stood out was the service. Every person working there was so kind and sweet! The hostess, waiter and even the manager were all incredible. My mom and I both left looking at our calendars to see when we could come back! 
 They also have a beautiful patio, once the weather is warm enough and it opens, thats where you will find me. I don't normally do posts on a single restaurant but I had such an incredible experience and loved the restaurant so much that I could't help myself. If you live in the city (or near it) please check out Daphne! 

April 17, 2024

Spring Mood

I've been waiting for the weather to get a little bit warmer so I can finally wear my 1930s set from Ian Drummond collection. It's one of the most beautiful sets I own. Lets start with the dress; The lower half is a grey wool and it has a fake slit/ pleat going along the front. the top half (the blouse) is a beautiful semi sheer "blouse" in a floral print. The Main colours are blue, white and red. It has slight puff sleeves and pleats on the bust. The set comes with a fabric "belt" But I actually preferred it tied in a bow around the neck. The coat its a matching grey wool coat with oversized lapels and buttons going along the front. It also has a pleat shoulder detail which I love!  I paired the set with a 1930s blue hat, also from Ian Drummond Collection! And for my purse I am using a 1940s blue cord bag that I got from the Freelton antique mall, if you want to see what I carry in my bag check out the video below! It also shows the full outfit in action! 
And thats it for now! XOXO

April 12, 2024

Magnolia Daydream

The fist blooms of spring awaken the imagination, the make you dream and feel like anything is possible. As soon as it starts to get warmer I make plans to be outside. Wether its eating at a patio, or strolling along a garden. We recently had out nicest Spring day and I wore the PERFECT dress for the occasion. The House of foxy launched their Secret Garden Collection, and its straight out of a beautiful dream. I think the highlight of the collection is this gorgeous Magnolia Print. If you watched my What I Am Wearing This Spring video, you'll know I've ben searching for magnolia print pieces, so the fact that this collection came out is a huge coincidence. This print is available in 3 different dresses, a wrap blouse and a headband. The House of Foxy was kind enough to send me the Petra dress and I have to say its even more beautiful in person. The combination of colours is stunning, I mean the seafoam green is perfection and captures the dusty tones of the 1930s. That paired with the bias cut of the dress and gathered shoulders will make you feel like you are in an Agatha Christie novel. I paired the dress with some cream heels, a cream beret and handbag. I wanted to keep the accessories neutral to allow the dress to be the main focus of the outfit. It was the perfect dress to wear on the first warm day of spring.